After a two block walk, I reached the auto-rickshaw hang-out spot. Typically, two or three auto drivers will park there and wait idly for a passenger. Some are as tech-savvy as one can get, there are Uber (and Ola) app-based taxi services. Unfortunately, I used a prehistoric Nokia phone, so I did not have the luxury of booking a ride. With a brief exchange, I explained the general Nagar (neighborhood) that I wished to visit and a defining landmark while also bargaining a fee (or insisting that the meter be used ... not every Indian city abides by the 'law of the land' to use meters, but arguing to use one is an excellent way to avoid ridiculous charges). Apparently for this trip, I was able to use the meter. Yay!
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